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217 Ulcerative Colitis Medications

There are several categories of drugs that can be administered to treat ulcerative colitis, depending on the severity of the condition, overall health, and several other factors. The drugs can be administered either in different ways; orally, or as a suppository, or even as an enema, it all depends on the area of the colon that is affected. In mild cases, these drugs are capable of treating the...

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218 Under Eye Treatments

Nothing can make a person look older quite like aging around the eyes. Under eye treatments can help restore or preserve a youthful appearance around the eyes by rejuvenating the eye, smoothing out fine line and wrinkles, as well as removing dark circles or bags under the eye. Various products, and even natural treatments can be used to restore the skin?s health under the eye. The top 3 under e...

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219 Urinary Catheters For Women

Women who suffer from severe incontinence can find lasting relief from the use of urinary catheters. These catheters are hollow, malleable tubes that funnel urine from the bladder to collection bags. Silicone is the catheter of choice for short-term catheterization and for patients who are allergic to latex. Latex is most commonly used for long-term catheterization, although long-term cath...

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220 Urinary Incontinence Treatment

Dealing with urinary incontinence is far from being the most pleasant thing in the world, but the truth is that it affects all different kinds of people across all age groups. It is also true that that there are a wide variety of treatments available. Of course, it is true that the same treatment methods will not have the same level of effectiveness for everyone, so it is important for suffere...

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221 Vertical Wheelchair Lifts

Vertical wheelchair lifts are ideal for those with restricted mobility. If you or a loved one are restricted to using a wheelchair, powered scooter, or are unable to maneuver between floors, a vertical wheelchair lift may be the right fit for your needs. Often referred to as a platform lift, a vertical wheelchair lift is designed to help move the person and their mobility device by lowering and...

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222 Washable Incontinence Underwear

Like other incontinence products, the best washable underwear brands share features that make them top products. Continuon Living's short leg boxer briefs for men offer features that are much like conventional underwear. The Continuon Living's women's brief is virtually indistinguishable from any brief you might find in a department store. Wearever's Maximum incontinence panties have a classic ...

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223 What to Consider Before Choosing the Right Patient Lift

A patient lift enables a caregiver to easily carry a patient who, due to illness or injury, is unable to move on his or her own. This enables the caregiver to quickly help a patient go about doing all the basic activities such as taking a bath, visiting the toilet, etc. The factors to consider before settling on a particular kind of lift include: the kinds of places the lift will be utilized at...

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224 What to know about Ileostomy Pouches

Roughly 48,000 people will have ileostomy surgery each year in the United States and that number is expected to grow as the baby boomer generation ages. A person who has an ileostomy will experience changes in how? waste is removed from his body. In an ileostomy surgical procedure, the colon and rectum are removed and an opening in the skin, called a stoma, is created in the abdominal regi...

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225 What to Know about Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a disorder that likely causes confusion among some people due to the several different types of psoriasis and the complex nature of the disorder. Some people suffering from psoriasis receive treatment from a dermatologist while others receive treatment from a rheumatologist for psoriasis, considered an autoimmune disorder. There are several different types of psoriasis, each w...

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226 What to Know about Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a potentially catastrophic health issue in which a blood clot forms in the lung, blocking off blood flow and doing serious tissue damage. When a pulmonary embolism occurs, the resulting loss of oxygen in the blood is often fatal - an estimated one in three people who suffer from PE and go untreated die from this condition. The clots that lead to a pulmonary embolism ...

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227 What You Need to Know About CPAP Masks

CPAP machines are prescribed by doctors as a treatment option for individuals diagnosed with sleep apnea. These machines use specialized CPAP masks and air movement to keep airways open while patients sleep. CPAP machines work best when used consistently over time, but this can be difficult as many individuals find the CPAP masks uncomfortable and ill-fitting. Fortunately, there are many differ...

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228 Wrinkle Creams

You spend a lot of money on them but not might see a lot of payback. With people trying to retain their youthful looks, wrinkle creams are a big industry. But not all of the creams available are actually effective. Following extensive research, lab tests and surveys with testers, Good Housekeeping magazine says the top three wrinkle creams are SkinCeuticals Metacell Renewal B3, Clinique Smart C...

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